These amazing motorhomes were once found roaming the streets. Check out their unique designs, almost all built on a Ford or Chevrolet chassis.
- 1926 Motor Home
2. Home made motor home 1929
3. A 1909 ‘picnic tender’ complete with refrigerator, stove and folding table.
4. 1924 Custom-built motor home in Ohio.
5. The sides of this 1920 trailer dropped down to make two canvas-covered sleeping compartments for four people.
6. This pop up trailer was featured in the 1939 edition of Popular Mechanic.
7. 1920’s Model T Cottage Conversion
8. 1926 Detroit Family in their Custom Motorhome, traveling to Florida
9. Gospel Car Number 1 belonged to a preacher and his family. Came with a mobile pulpit and organ. These photos were taken in 1919.
10. The Shoreland Tandem Town and Country, made by Streamlite, was a great attraction at the 1947-48 at the Sport and Travel Show in Chicago, Illinois. Designer Donald Hamm styled the thirty-footer to match Chrysler’s Town and Country woodie.
11. 1920s RV
12. 1918 Camper – Pull out picnic table and roll up curtains.
13. 1921 Motorhome
14. Family Displaying Custom Chevrolet Motor Home 1924 in Texas.
15. 1920s RV
16. 1935 House on Wheels
17. 1920s RV made from a single Douglas Fir log.
18. Vintage Teardrop Trailer.
If you love these RVs, check out this vintage RV patent poster:
the fir log one was a same sex couple 🙂
Great collection, thank you!
The motorhomes made from a large Douglas Fur has to be one of the most interesting motorhomes ive seen. If only you could find trees like this today and they were in abundance like they were back in early 1900s. Safety and speed were not top priorities since speed was not an objective.